Global Warming – Fatties’ Fault?

Now we fatties are being blamed for global warming!

Being overweight should be recognized as an environmental problem, says a report in the latest issue of the International Journal of Epidemiology.

The fatties of the world contribute to climate change from additional food and transport emission.

Phil Edwards and Ian Roberts of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, in their report, Population Adiposity and Climate Change,  claim that a lean population consumes about 20 percent less food and produces fewer greenhouse gases than a population in a country like the US where about 40 percent of people are obese.  They also say transport emissions are significantly less in countries with healthy average body weights because it takes less energy to transport slim people.

“Humankind – be it Australian, Argentinian, Belgian or Canadian – is getting steadily fatter,” the two morons said in their study. “We need to be doing a lot more to reverse the global trend towards fatness, and recognize it as a key factor in the battle to reduce emissions and slow climate change.”

Coming from England, I can understand – just look at the women there.

But blaming us for global warming?

Come on!

Who will they go after next?

Ugly people, because it requires lots of energy to stay away from them?

Baldies, because their bald pates deflect sunlight?

Tall people, because they deplete the ozone layer?

Those with big noses, because they breathe in more oxygen?

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